Access Forecasting from the main navigation bar in Ebsta's Console. Forecasting is a summary of all the forecasting submissions made by Managers and those of the individual sales reps. You can compare and contrast forecast submissions and use this as a starting point for a conversation about discrepancies if they are present. It allows you to see if there is a big difference between commit and upside. This helps you make strategic decisions.
By default Forecasting will displays all forecasts for the current quarter but you can use the filter to view a specific Revenue Type, Opportunity/Record Type, Product Type or a forecast for a specific month or quarter.
Quota Total Quota for the forecast period
Quota Attainment What percentage of their Quota has the Team achieved so far in the quarter (Total Closed Won in this quarter).
Ebsta Projection Forecasted attainment of Quota based on Projected Revenue (Weighted Sales Pipeline) for the period.
Commit Submission The Commit Forecast amount submitted for the forecast period. If you hover over this column, a submission history will be displayed.
Commit Submission Coverage The ratio between the Total Pipeline Value and Commit Forecast for the forecast period
Upside Commission The Upside Forecast amount submitted for the forecast period. If you hover over this column, a submission history will be displayed.
Upside Commission Coverage The ratio between the total pipeline value and Upside Forecast for the forecast period
Gap to Quota The difference between Quota and the Closed Won amount in the period
Total Pipeline Total amount of open Opportunities in the forecast period.
Pipeline Coverage The ratio between the Total Pipeline value and Gap to Quota for the forecast period
Required Coverage How much pipeline coverage is needed to reach target based on average win rate.
Pipeline Gap How much more pipeline is needed to reach Quota based on the win rate
Note: You will need to use the horizontal scroll bar along the bottom to view all of the data.
Clicking on a user who has direct reports will open up a new tab allowing you to view the team submission. So here for example CEO Olivia Norman can click on James Worthington, the VP of Sales to view the submissions of his team.
James has three direct reports and each of their individual submissions are listed. The numbers displayed alongside each user denote the number of direct reports they have. Ebsta also displays the date of the last submission made (if applicable) by the rep.
You can switch between the tabs for easy comparison of teams. To close a tab, hover over it until a cross icon appears and click it.